he story of The Beauty in Darkness, the debut novel of Sonoma County author Leah Reise, starts with an awakening of sorts, and a wish for true death. Edrea stands at the gates of the Décret, a clan of vampires who are sure to tear her apart for arriving without invitation. This is exactly what … Continue reading Book Crush: ‘The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story,’ by Leah Reise
I am a huge fan of Tim Farrington, having discovered The Monk Downstairs a few years ago, followed by The Monk Upstairs, and then concluding with every other book Farrington has ever written before re-reading the Monk books again (and maybe again). So when I found out he had written another book, I got it … Continue reading Book Crush: ‘The Lazarus Kid,’ by Tim Farrington
Fairy tale retellings are nothing new. Marissa Meyer made it big with The Lunar Chronicles, a series of books that started with Cinder (for Cinderella), then Scarlett (for Red Riding Hood), and so on. Then there's Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry. These are books that many fans of fairy tale retellings know. Here are 10 fairy tale retellings you've probably never read, but should.
I’m about to tell you about the book that almost never was. Every year I write a book for National Novel Writing Month in November. This last year, however, I was stumped. I had just written Reclaim Your Creative Soul, and that book took a lot of energy out of me. I figured I would … Continue reading The book that almost never was
This week I was a guest on Culture Dept., a podcast that, in their words, "features interviews with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs who share their insights on building a sustainable, contemporary creative life." Host Daedalus Howell and I discussed how to make creativity a huge part of one’s life, accomplishing creative goals even with a busy schedule … Continue reading Culture Dept. podcast: Reclaim Your Creative Soul
Hey everyone! I wanted to give you all a quick update on new places you can get my books. First and foremost, the publication date for Loving the Wind: The story of Tiger Lily & Peter Pan, has been updated to August! To be notified of its release, be sure to sign up for my … Continue reading Updates: Free book, release news and more
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8, which means you still have time to find your mother the perfect gift to show her how much you appreciate her. What better way to show you care than with the perfect book? Here are 8 books your mom will love. 1. Stop Here, This is the Place: … Continue reading 8 books your mom will love on Mother’s Day
In 2015: - I wrote 3 books - I published 1 book - I read 21 books - I grew stronger in my faith - I grew deeper in love with my husband - I became an auntie (due in 2016!) - I became a homeowner 😊 - I found peace at work - I … Continue reading What I did in 2015
Who's ready for some cupcakes? 🙂 I am so excited to announce the release of my latest novel, Come Here, Cupcake. This book has been years in the making, and has been a true labor of love in its creation. I am so proud of this story and hope to share it with as many … Continue reading New book release! Come Here, Cupcake is now available!
My cover designer shared the inside scoop on how her art for Come Here, Cupcake came to be. This is a total must-read for a behind-the-scenes look at the book's gorgeous cover! Here's an excerpt: My marvelous and amazing friend Crissi Langwell is an author, with a few books under her belt already, and for … Continue reading Behind the cover of Come Here, Cupcake